What is Hypnosis like?
You may think that you have never been hypnotised before but have you ever caught yourself daydreaming at work or completely lost in a book? Well this kind of focused attention is a naturally occurring form of hypnosis. The only difference between that and clinical hypnosis is that with the latter you have chosen to be hypnotised.
Some people think that when you are hypnotised it is like being asleep.
This is not true however you are usually generally relaxed (although this is not always the case) but you are fully aware of your surroundings.
I don’t want someone to be in control of me
When in hypnosis you remain in complete control at all times. When hypnotised, you will reject any suggestions given if they conflict with your values or beliefs. Similarly, you will not say anything in hypnosis that you would not normally wish to reveal.
So you won’t be doing chicken impressions – unless you want to of course!
What if I can’t be hypnotised?
There is a small element of the population who can’t be hypnotised however hypnosis is a skill that can be learned. What I need is for you to trust in me; have confidence in yourself and in the hypnotic process; have a positive attitude to hypnosis; be motivated to achieve your goals; have realistic expectations; and be aware that this is a collaborative ‘team effort’ between us.
What if I get trapped in hypnosis?
No-one has ever been ‘trapped’ in hypnosis. You are able to come out of hypnosis at any time you like should you so wish. If there is an emergency, you will be fully able to exit hypnosis unaided and deal with the situation. If people could get trapped, we would soon know about it and it would be all over social media.
I’m nervous about being hypnotised
This is not unusual when you are experiencing something for the first time. You may also be feeling apprehensive as someone may have made fun of you for turning to a hypnotherapist. However what they think doesn’t matter but what you think does. Your hypnotherapist should be able to allay any fears you might have.
How do you work?
Whilst I need to have some history of the matter we are dealing with, I do not feel the need to rake over old issues in too much detail – rather we focus on what is happening now, and how we can help you deal with that. Prior to the first session I ask you to complete and return a questionnaire. This saves time at the first appointment and allows me to prepare for the session. It is important for you to know that we work collaboratively as a team and I will expect you undertake any therapeutic tasks, such as listening to recordings or completing a diary, to complement the work we do together.
How long will the process take?
Each client is as individual as each case so it is impossible to put a definitive time frame on any treatment. After an initial appointment, I prepare a treatment plan that is tailor-made for your individual needs. Some people may require more sessions than others however, having said that, most issues can be dealt with within 3-6 sessions.
How do I make an appointment?
You can either complete the enquiry form or call me on 01256 213141
Please note that if my phone is switched off or unanswered I may be with a client. If so please clearly leave your name and contact details and I will return your call at the earliest opportunity.
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